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Szanto 1100, A New Vintage Field Watch

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

Szanto 1100 10 Szanto is a new brand, started by the the founder of Luminox, Barry Cohen.  They have been on quite a press push of late, getting watches  into the hands of several watch bloggers, so there are a few opinions out there for anyone wanting to survey a range of impressions.  They sent me three watches to check out, and the first one I thought I would tackle was the simplest of the three, the Szanto 1100 (1104 to be exact in my color combination) an attractive three hand quartz field watch. Continue Reading

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School Police Is Free This Weekend

Posted on 17 August 2014 by John Biggs

Off topic: So I wrote another book. It’s called School Police. And it’s free on Amazon right now until Monday. So go get it for yourself. I think you’ll enjoy it. Get it here.

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Projects Watches Twirl, Get Your Floating Hands Here

Posted on 11 August 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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Projects Watches is an interesting brand, putting out low cost quartz watches driven not be fashion, but by design aesthetic.  We have covered them on our pages before, and recently they reached out to us for a new watch they are debuting, the Projects Watches Twirl.  The brand’s tag line for the watch is “a new interpretation of time,” but I see it more as a unique but still readable variation on the standard 2-hander. Continue Reading

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Brigade 7 Scope – Taking Aim at a Budget Automatic

Posted on 22 July 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

Brigade 7 Scope 01 I like finding good values in a watch, without resorting to too many compromises.  There are values to be had at all different price points, but at the entry level point, I find that you have to sacrifice more of what you would want to get a good value.  Enter a Kickstarter campaign for the Brigade 7 Scope watch, an automatic with a lot of features for a very low introductory price. Continue Reading

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Timex Weekender Deal at Amazon

Posted on 17 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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I just caught word of this Timex Weekender Deal over at Amazon, so I thought it was worth it to pass it along.  At $20 apiece (there are currently five varieties available), this is practically a no-thought purchase, especially if you’re looking for a weekend beater, or something affordable for a friend or family member.

You can see some of our Weekender reviews right here.

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Happy Fourth of July

Posted on 04 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Once again, it’s time that those of us in the US of A commemorate the birth of our country with barbecue, beverages, and good ol’ blowing stuff up (aka fireworks).  Since it’s a holiday a good chunk of us are observing, there’s really no watch post for this fourth of July.

If you’ve got a hankering for some American-made watches, though, feel free to search through our archives to see what we’ve written about in the past.  Barring anything unforeseen, we’ll be back tomorrow with our normal schedule.

Keep safe, and have a happy Fourth of July.

 

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The Lew & Huey Acionna, Take III

Posted on 23 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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If you think you have seen the Acionna by Lew & Huey on our pages already, you would be correct.  I wrote up the Kickstarter project for the site back when I was still a “friend of the site,”  and Patrick had a chance to spend a little time with a prototype.  Now that they are in production, the company sent over a pair of watches for a final hands-on review. Continue Reading

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Watching the Web for June 21, 2014

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got a field watch buying guide, and a great editorial on timepieces, fathers, and responsibility.  After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you. Continue Reading

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